Postmodern Literature and Religion

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Partial Bibliography

Ben-Bassat, Hedda. Prophets without Vision: Subjectivity and the Sacred in Contemporary American Writing. Lewiston, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2000.

Eaton, Mark. Religion and American Literature since 1950. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Hungerford, Amy. Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Ledbetter, Mark. Victims and the Postmodern Narrative; or, Doing Violence to the Body: an Ethic of Reading and Writing. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

McClure John A. Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Naydan, Liliana M. Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror. Bucknell University Press and The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2016.

Petrolle, Jean. Religion without Belief: Contemporary Allegory and the Search for Postmodern Faith. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008.

Tate, Andrew. Contemporary Fiction and Christianity. New York: Continuum, 2008.

Vautier, Marie. New World Myth: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University, 1998.

Winsbro, Bonnie C. Supernatural Forces: Belief, Difference, and Power in Contemporary Works by Ethnic Women. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

Postmodern Theory and Religion

Bulhof, Ilse N. and Laurens ten Kate, eds. Flight of the Gods: Philosophical Perspectives on Negative Theology. New York: Fordham University Press, 2000. 

Cunningham, Valentine. In the Reading Gaol: Postmodernity, Texts, and History. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1994.

Derrida, Jacques. Acts of Religion. Ed. Gil Anidjan. New York: Routledge, 2001.

——. “How to Avoid Speaking: Denials.” Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory. Ed. Sanford Budick and Wolfgang Iser. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1987. 3-70.

Hart, Kevin. The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology, and Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Ingraffia, Brian. Postmodern Theory and Biblical Theology: Vanquishing God’s Shadow. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Mills, Kevin. Justifying Language: Paul and Contemporary Literary Theory. London: Macmillan, 1995.

Raschke, Carl A. Deconstruction and Theology. New York: Crossroad, 1982.

Ward, Graham. Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Ward, Graham. Barth, Derrida, and the Language of Theology. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Žižek, Slavoj and John Milbank. The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox of Dialectic. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.